Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD)

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What is LSD?

LSD is classified as a hallucinogen, and a strong one at that! Hallucinogens change the perception, emotion, and consciousness of the person using them. They amplify well known states of mind; and, they cause qualitatively different experiences of ordinary consciousness. LSD is the most potent mood-altering chemical known to man. It is also has incredibly long lasting effects.

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By: Marissa Hernandez

Street Names

Some street names include:

  • acid
  • battery acid
  • boomers
  • doses
  • dots
  • golden dragon
  • hippie
  • looney toons
  • Lucky in the sky with diamonds
  • microdot
  • pane
  • superman
  • tab
  • window pane
  • yellow sunshine
  • zen

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The Truth About The Effects Part One

The effects that LSD has on your body are actually highly unpredictable. The effects depend on the amount taken, the surroundings of the user, the personality and mood of the user, as well.

The Truth About The Effects Part Two

Generally the effects of LSD occur in the first 30-90 minutes. These include signs such as:

  • dilated pupils
  • temperature, blood pressure, and heart rate rising or falling
  • sweating
  • chills
  • loss of appetite
  • sleeplessness
  • dry mouth
  • tremors
  • visual change (focus on colors or small details)
  • spacing out to extreme terror
  • the fine line between what is reality and what is the drug is very blurred

Some long term effects include:

  • insanity
  • depression
  • death

Bad Trips

A bad trip on acid can last up to 12 hours. Once a bad trip has started, there is no stopping the trip. Some people actually never recover from the bad trip, living in an acid-induced psychosis state for years. The bad trip can come back up years later in life, randomly dragging the ex-abuser back down once more.

Losing my mind on LSD (good trip gone bad)

Fun Facts!

  • LSD was once handed out freely from the medical board, and used on many psychiatric patients.
  • LSD was also used as a military resource, used to disorient masses of people, rendering them obedient to others.
  • A study released in January 2008 found that about 3.1 million people in the US aged 12 to 25 admitted to having used LSD.